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Obama's Legacy: Partisan Or Post-Partisan?

John Sides | Posted 03.23.2013 | Politics
John Sides

Obama's legacy might be proving just how necessary and effective partisanship is, especially in this polarized era. After all, many of his signature achievements derive not from successful bipartisanship but from having large and loyal Democratic majorities in both chambers in 2009-10.

Promises Dashed, Poster Trashed -- Can Hope in Obama Be Recycled?

Greg Barrett | Posted 01.06.2013 | Politics
Greg Barrett

I too drank of the Obama Kool-Aid. Four years ago I had a large poster of Barack Obama tacked to my wall. I dug out the poster from the closet this week. It's ripped and wrinkled and doesn't hold much promise. But on Tuesday I'll vote again for Obama.

What Lasting Change Requires: The Hard Truth About Hard Work in the President's Speech

Benj Hewitt | Posted 11.09.2012 | Politics
Benj Hewitt

In our hurry-up, fix-it-NOW society, we expect problems to be solved and solved quickly. We forget the crucial lessons of past battles: Change takes time, and changes takes persistent work. And then more time and more work.

What Happened to President Obama's Change?

Monique Ruffin | Posted 02.19.2012 | Politics
Monique Ruffin

The change we are experiencing may feel uncomfortable and bumpy, but nobody said change must be seamless. We only know that change must be.

Obama Finds Himself Calling For Small Steps As Reality Sets In

AP | By ERICA WERNER and JIM KUHNHENN | Posted 12.25.2011 | Politics

LOS ANGELES -- The president who ran for office promising sweeping change now finds himself calling for baby steps. Blocked by congressional Republic...

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Posted 11.20.2011 | Arts

Via Mutual Art. Whether it’s on the floor or in the street, Urban Art continues to be popular with the general public and high-end art collectors...

Right Back Where We Started

Christian Nwachukwu, Jr. | Posted 10.24.2011 | Politics
Christian Nwachukwu, Jr.

President Obama campaigned on the message "Change We Can Believe In" and, later, "Change We Need." Exactly 69,456,897 Americans voted for that "change," a change, it seems seldom remembered now, that requires something from us all.

Lucia Graves

Immigration Advocates Push Obama To Make Good On Campaign Promises

HuffingtonPost.com | Lucia Graves | Posted 05.31.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Rep. Luis Gutierrez (D-Ill.), chairman of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus' immigration task force, announced on Thursday a national ca...

Obama's Failure

Surya Yalamanchili | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Surya Yalamanchili

When you're talking about presidents, it should be declarative. They should own things. Think 'Bush's War' for Iraq. Or, as I've now read, 'Obama's War' for Afghanistan. So, I'm declarative here. Obama's failure.

Define "Change" -- Or It's Perpetual Pendulum for America

Carla Seaquist | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Carla Seaquist

Feeling whiplashed by the midterm election? No wonder: We've literally been through the wringer -- 360 degrees of change in two very short years. In...

It Takes A Movement: How Access To Power Can Be Dangerous -- Part 4

Jim Wallis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Jim Wallis

I feel a growing need to create a more independent and critical movement for social justice and change in America, and the relational and convening power in the faith community is substantial.

Against All Odds Save the Middle Class, Democracy and the American Dream

Michelle Kraus | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Michelle Kraus

We cannot let the message machine of the Republican Party lull voters into universal amnesia. Remember these are the same guys that put the nails in the coffin cementing the potential extermination of the middle class.

Education and the End of 'Why'

Carol Smaldino | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Carol Smaldino

Given the facts on the ground, our President's current attempts to make all education standards uniform negates the essence of what makes this country what it is: diverse.

It Doesn't Take an Einstein to Figure Out Whose Pocket Has All The "Change"

Kathleen Reardon | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Kathleen Reardon

How meaningful is "change" when the very people tasked with leading it are busy gaming our taxpayer money to line the pockets of their friends?

Michelle Obama, Healthy Eating, and Our Church's Homeless Kitchen

Carol Howard Merritt | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Carol Howard Merritt

My Christian faith beckons me to look at my neighbors, to love them even as I love myself. That's what First Lady Michelle Obama left us--she took the time to see her neighbors.

"Hope" Has Been a Bust, It's Time for Hope 2.0

Arianna Huffington | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Arianna Huffington

The 2008 election was all about "Hope." But Hope is simply not cutting it. What we need is Hope 2.0: the realization that our system is too broken to be fixed by politicians -- that change must come from outside Washington. READ MORE Sleep Challenge 2010: Perchance to Dream Sleep Challenge 2010: I Now Have Dozens of Baby Sitters...All Telling Me to Go To Bed How Massachusetts Can Turn Out to Be a Blessing for Democrats WATCH: Arianna Discusses Massachusetts Results on Countdown WATCH: Arianna Talks About What Obama Needs to Do to Reconnect With Voters on The Ed Show WATCH: Arianna Debates the Future of Capitalism with Howard Dean, Dick Armey, John Kasich

"Change Is Hard": Obama After One Year

AFP | Stephen Collinson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The tale of the turbulent year since Barack Obama's historic election win is told by his evolving political theme: once he promised "Change We Can Bel...

Hope, Change and The Long Road: One Year Later

Bob Cesca | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Bob Cesca

It's been exactly one year since Barack Obama was elected, and it's becoming increasingly clear that the president hasn't fixed the whole world yet. Then again, he never promised such a thing.

Is This as Good as It Gets From Obama?

Bill Maher | Posted 05.08.2014 | Politics
Bill Maher

If Obama had really charged in there riding the forceful energy of the historic election, there really could have been an historic "first hundred days." Instead of what happened, which is the Obamas got a dog.

Health Insurance Reformers Continue Coming Out in Massive Numbers Saturday

Jeremy Bird | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jeremy Bird

We knew change was not going to come easy. It never has. But, it is coming. I can feel it in the air here in Milwaukee.

Hope 2.0: Standing With Obama Over the Long Haul

Mark Klempner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Mark Klempner

It's not that I object to critical thinking. We need it. Yet, while we're reminding Obama of his promises and scrutinizing him on his decisions, we need to stand with him.

When Will They Ever Learn?

Mike Lux | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Mike Lux

One thing is absolutely clear from what has happened over the last week in the health care debate: fundamental change has not come to Washington, D.C.

Barack, What Happened to All the Change You Promised?

John W. Whitehead | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
John W. Whitehead

Americans need a president who understands the urgency of their situation and reflects that sobriety -- not one who's enjoying a jet-setting lifestyle at taxpayer expense.

Obama-Mania: An Opportunity but Also a Bottom Line

John L. Esposito | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
John L. Esposito

If Obama doesn't deliver significantly, disillusionment and anti-Americanism will increase among the very people who were euphoric at his election.

From Nashville to Copenhagen

Lance Simmens | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Lance Simmens

It is all too easy to fall into the trap of reciting dire and dour statistics to illuminate just how serious this crisis is. It is far more difficult to illustrate the interconnectivity of issues and events.